Lacewings

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Lacewings

Postby bankst on Wed May 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Lacewings:

I always thought lacewings were green until I found this LBJ lurking on a canal sign in Runcorn. Turns out there's a veritable plethora of lacewings, green (14 species) and brown (29 species) in the UK alone, (ta very much Royal Entomological Society). That's the point at which I decided not to try and put this one on RODIS until I'd got a proper ID from an expert .. . .

. . . . anyone?

Cheers,
Tom.

PS: If that spider-botherer Anno says kill it and check its genitals, I'm off!

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Re: Lacewings

Postby SteveMcBill on Wed May 29, 2013 6:43 pm

Colin Plant is the National Lacewing Recorder and is always ready to help with identifications.

Merely place the lacewing in a small phial with a small piece of paper with the relevant information: (i.e. Date caught, Where caught, Grid Ref (Min 6 figures but 8 or even 10 is better), Who caught it and any other comments about what it was doing at the time it was caught (e.g. what plant it was on, etc.)); and then place a small amount of cotton wool into the phial to stop the lacewing banging around in the post.

Then post it to Colin with a short note asking if he would be so kind as to identify the creature and to let you know what it is. If you want the specimen back then you need to add that into your note too.

Colin can be contacted at:

Colin Plant Associates
Consultant Entomologists
14 West Road
Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23 3QP


Tel.: 01279-507697 (Work)
Mobile: 07770­ 766416
E-mail: cpauk1@ntlworld.com

Good luck.

Steve

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Re: Lacewings

Postby bankst on Thu May 30, 2013 9:46 am

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the information.

Unfortunately for RODIS, but luckily for the lacewing, I'm one of the 'leave only footprints' brigade, so I have nowt but the photo to send to the expert. It'll give him a challenge!

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: Lacewings

Postby bankst on Thu May 30, 2013 12:33 pm

Well I'm impressed !!

Colin Plant has come back with the answer, with just my dodgy photo to go on.
It's Hemerobius lutescens Fabricius, 1793 (Hemerobiidae).

Steve, I will, of course, put it on RODIS!

Tom

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Re: Lacewings

Postby anno on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:17 pm

Should'ave killed it and checked its bits anyway !! ;)
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Re: Lacewings

Postby SteveMcBill on Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:40 am

Excellent news Tom - thanks for putting it on RODIS mate !!

Colin is an excellent chap and always ready to help with Lacewing identification.

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